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Report: Abramovich Considering Andriy Shevchenko As Lampard Replacement

Report: Abramovich Considering Andriy Shevchenko As Lampard Replacement

The pressure is very much on Frank Lampard at the minute. Having had a decent start to the Premier League season, they have won only one of their last six league fixtures, losing four of them.

The nature of their performances has been a major concern, as has the form of some of their summer recruits. Timo Werner and Kai Havertz look like a shadow of the players they were in Germany, leading some to believe that their current manager is not the man to get the best out of them.

The Athletic are reporting that Chelsea are already considering replacements for Frank Lampard, with the former England midfielder unlikely to last much longer in his role if results continue on their current trajectory.

Thomas Tuchel has been the name most heavily linked with the club in recent days, but it appears they are also looking at some more left-field options.

French outlet Le10Sport are reporting that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is considering hiring Andriy Shevchenko as Lampard's replacement at Stamford Bridge.

The Ukranian had an unsuccessful playing spell at the club in the 00s, with Abramovich the one to pursue the big money signing. He is thought to still be a huge admirer of the former AC Milan forward despite his lack of success at Chelsea.


Shevchenko has never managed a club team, although he has been in charge of the Ukranian national team since 2016. HeĀ  led them to a place at Euro 2020 by topping a qualifying group that included the likes of Portugal and Serbia, although they would go on to be relegated from League 'A' of the recent UEFA Nations League.

While Shevchenko has had decent success at international level, this would be a huge risk for Chelsea. Of course, the same could be said about the appointment of Lampard.

If Abramovich is truly set on appointing the former Ballon d'Or winner, you'd imagine he will get his wish in the end.

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